Pip ‘Rises’ to the Top of ‘The Voice’ Blind Auditions
Pip, 19 and from Marietta, Ga., has a stylin’ and profilin’ look. Suspenders? Check. Bowtie? Check. Tangerine-colored Converse sneakers? Check. He also resembles NKOTB singer Joey McIntyre. Well, all that visual jazz doesn’t matter during the blind auditions of ‘The Voice,’ since this round is about the voice and the voice only, as the coaches can’t see the performers. So does Pip have a voice worth listening to? Oh, yeah, he sure does.
Pip sang a unique and modernized version of the timeless folk song, ‘House of the Rising Sun,’ and Adam Levine immediately spun his big red chair around. Blake Shelton almost immediately followed suit, and by the time Pip sang his last note, all four coaches were vying to have him on their team since he was so fresh and clean.
Shelton asked, “How would you like be on a team with hardly any guys?” Cee Lo commented that he is an “old soul” who made a wise song choice, while Levine said it takes a real man to wear a bow tie.
All four judges engaged in the “Pick me! Pick me!” hard sell, offering a taste of their resumes and why Pip should pick them. The power was in Pip’s hands. In the end, he went with Levine because he was the first one to tap his button.
Watch Pip Perform ‘House of the Rising Sun’ on ‘The Voice’